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and have witnessed history in the making. >> mexico, oh, yes. >> from presidential elections around the world to the most destructive natural disasters. maria has interviewed dictators, revolutionaries, world leaders, heads of state in latin america, and in the united states. she was among the first female journalists to report from the war torn streets of baghdad. george has covered five wars and right after the terrorists attack on september 11th he drove all the way from miami to new york to report on the tragedy firsthand. once he even asked for a vacation to cover the war in afghanistan. an assignment that at the time the network deemed too dangerous. he's had very public encounters with venezuela's hugo chavez, with former cuban dictator fidel castro. the president of bolivia stood up after only six minutes of questioning by him. both ramos and celines both moderated the first bilingual presidential debate. and most recently with the meet the candidates forum. but perhaps they are best known for defending the rights of immigrants by reporting on their plight and giving a voice
in mexico city today. mexican marines had killed the leader of the glet a's drug cartel. heriberto lazcano in a shootout sunday. the navy announced fingerprints confirmed the identity. then a bizarre twist. gunman stole the body from a funeral home before forensic testing could be completedded. >> the owner of garcia funeral services said that maskedded men subdued the employees, took the body from a funeral home in a hearse and forced the driver to drive the vehicle >> suarez: a death photo of the man was released. still the state attorney general, overseeing the operation, said authorities are confident they got the right man. >> an analysis was done comparing the body and its characteristics with the still pictures on file. this comparison resulted in a positive match. >> suarez: lazcano was one of mexico's most feared drug lords, also known as the executioner. he transformed the zetas from enforcers for the gulf cartel into a powerful rival organization. since then the zetas have been blamed for some of the bloodiest atrocities in mexico's six-year war on drugs but in recent months aut
we didn't hear about what, say, anything about mexico or really latin america, about africa, about climate change, about japan. more broadly about asia. they talked about china but asia is getting in some ways, quote unquote, interesting again. in some ways it reminds me of europe of areentury ago where a lot of countries are begin to go get more atiff in their foreign policies. you don't have the regional institutions. you don't yet have the reconcilitiion of past frictions. ihunch is the new president will not have to deal simply with all the obvious challenges of the greater middle east we have come to know. my hunch is they're going to have to deal with all the problems of asian pacific as well as the lingering challenge of thee euro zone problem. it will be e a full foreign pocy in-box for whoever is elected. >> woodruff: fascinating. i don't think much more we're going to hear about foreign policy becyeen now and the election. we did hear about it last nighte thank you both for sharing your thoughts with us this evening. tnk you both. >> thanknk you. >> woodruff: and we have
in the gulf of mexico. shares of chevron were down about $2 in after-hours trading. and finally, all five of the most actively traded etfs ended lower. hardest hit were powershare's q's and ishare's russell 2000. and that's tonight's "market focus." it may be a tougher christmas than expected for some of the nation's retailers. the latest survey of consumers by the n.p.d. group shows just one in ten plan to spend more on gifts this year than last. the retail tracking firm says the rest plan to spend the same as last year or less. and when they do shop, the results show consumers will be focused on practical items, convenience and value. coupons from web sites like groupon and living social are also popular with consumers. and deals that are sold year- round are also becoming popular holiday gifts. right now, companies are getting ready for what could be a huge season for the daily deal industry. sylvia hall continues our coverage of holiday retail. >> reporter: here at living social's washington headquarters, teams are working to offer gifts you can't take home in a box-- everything from
explosion in the gulf of mexico, a layer of oil is floating in the spill area. the u.s. coast guard today said oil samples match b.p.'s macando well, and the oil giant says the sheen likely came from a bent pipe under the surface. lawmakers are calling for an inspection, but federal officials say they don't think the oil will make it to shore. two years ago, the transocean- owned and british petroleum- operated "deepwater horizon" rig exploded, killing 11 people and causing the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. weaker than expected demand-- that's what advanced micro devices said tonight as it cut third-quarter revenue estimates. the computer chip maker says a sluggish global economy is hurting sales across all product lines. amd now sees revenues falling 10% to around $1.3 billion. the shares ended the regular trading session up slightly at $3.20 a share. for the year, they're down 41%, and in after-hours trading tonight, they fell below $3. the a.m.d. warning comes as we see personal computer sales in a nosedive. two research firms are out with new data showing p.c. shipments in
focusing on the company's oil leases in the gulf of mexico. as they increasingly go toe-to- e with u.s. companies around the world, chinese state-ownede companies present a crucial challenge to u.s. policy makers. >> and that's creating pressure not only politically, but also pressure from the business community saying "how are we, a private company, going to compete with the largeness and power and the funding of a entire government?" >> reporter: in the last three months chinescompanies invested $3 billion in thei united states, and a report the rhodium group predicts the dealmaking will soon expand beyond energy, into servicesor like entertainment, hotels and finance. darren gersh, "n.b.r.", washington. >> susie: on wall street today, investors were hesitant to buy stocks ahead of tonight's big presidential debate. they were also pre-occupied with that flood of earnings we told you about earlier. and, asuzanne reported, revenues are the key worry for investors, and a big theme of tonight's "market focus." after the close, texasd, instruments reported a decline in revenues, due to
. >> i know how jobs are created. >> but as a corporate raider, he shipped jobs to china and mexico. >>> the fact checkers pushed back on that claim and the obama campaign changed the ad to the next version saying, "his firm had outsourced." >> so fact checking is a protection against this deception? >> fact checking is a way of not eliminating the deceptive inferences, but increasing the likelihood that you have more of these statements accurate. >> you know, there are some journalists who disagree with you. the media critic jack shafer said in a column that quote, "of course politicians and their campaigns lie. of course they continue to lie even when called out. if you think otherwise, then they might have been speaking to you. you're looking for truth in all the wrong places." is that realistic or cynical or both? >> if you say that candidates are willing to lie in order to be elected, are you saying that when they govern as president, we have just licensed them to lie to us? because we have said as a public that we think that lying is acceptable and we're willing to be duped. i
, moved operations to mexico. newton lost about 1,800 jobs and millions from its local economy. >> our main focus for newton right now is... is getting people back to work as well as jasper county. so, i mean, our focus is... is employment. >> reporter: chaz allen has been mayor here for nine years, we caught up with him after a charity motorcycle ride. he says two companies have moved into newton, building windmill towers and turbines and employing almost 1,000 people. allen's support is squarely behind president obama thanks to the wind energy tax credit designed to help these businesses grow. >> mitt romney's message is to get rid of the wind production tax credit. well, that's big here because we've got t.p.i. and trinity both producing wind turbines and wind towers, and that's a critical factor for us to keep those plants moving past 2013. >> reporter: o. kay henderson says these single issue voters add up quickly in such a small state. >> if iowa does again come down to a few thousand votes, these sort of narrow cast issues can have a huge effect. and so that is why you see the o
robber barons from mexico and india. once deputy editor of the globe and mail in canada and the correspondent for the financial times and the economists she is now the editor of thompson reuters digital. we're joined by matt taibbi who has made the magazine rolling stone a go-to source for understanding the financial scandals in rural america. who c r forget his 2009 article on the great american bubble machine. which describes goldman sachs as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity relentlessly so jabbing its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. welcome to you both.o income inequality has soaredo the highest level since the great depression. with the top 1% taking 93% of the income earned in the firstsi recovery. the the first full year after the recovery. why are the two candidates not talking about inequality growing at breakneck speed? >> you know, i think because it is still a taboo in american political life. and in american cultural life. one of the economists i talked to who works for the world bank, and he said to me, you know, a
industry. >> reporr: on that subject, gary johnson, a former republican governor of newth mexico, said transparency is key. >> i think when it comes to political campaign contributions that candidates should have to wear nascar-like jackets with patches on the jackets. >> reporter: on the war on drugs, most of the candidates agreed it's time to legalize marijuana and more. green party candidate jill stein: >> marijuana is a substance that is dangerous because it's illegal. it's not illegal on account of it being dangerous, because it's not dangerous at all. >> rorter: rocky anderoron echoed that sentiment. >> we need to end drug prohibition just like we ended alcohol prohibition and treat drug use and abuse as a public health and education issue and get it entirely out of the criminal justice system. >> reporter: but virgil goode disagreed. the former congressman from virginia was once a democrat, then a republican before joining the constitution party. >> let's be clear about my position on this. unlike gary, rocky and jill, i'm not for legalizing drugs. if you want that, vote for one
established a colony in mexico. >> the romneys had left the united states and went to mexico to avoid persecution, but it's also to pursue polygamy. >> narrator: miles romney had five wives and 30 children. >> they built a ranch and he's back in stone age conditions with no money. romney's father is now on the scene. that gets destroyed by guerrillas. they move back to california, poverty again. they build it back up. they move back to salt lake city. they build it back up. romney's whole history of a family is that they knocked us wn bwe built it back up. we didn't make a fortune; we made a bunch of fortunes. and they resented us for our success, but we kept coming back. th's romney's history.'s >> with someone with a name with romney you heard about the sufferings of your ancestors and their sacrifices and all they've done that you feel like, well, it's my turn now; i've got to pick up the baton and run with it. >> narrator: but mitt and his family rarely tell the story to outsiders. >> it's an incredible history. he can't talk about it because it involves polygamy. and so if the co
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